Grammar in Arabic: Articles
So I was thinking during school, what should I make a post on today? I came home[by bus some long journey ;p] and wrote out a list that included all the lessons you guys wanted and lessons I had thought of in advance. I believe it was @MelissaRosen who suggested this but if you did suggest it as well, go earn your rightful spot and tell me[I'm sorry I'm a goldfish]. XD
So today we'll be learning about articles. Basically these in English would be 'a', 'an' and 'the' but this in Arabic is much more complicated[but still easy do not be scared of that easily ;p]. This post will be fairly short anyways. ^-^
I've put harakah/vowels on the words to make it easier. ^-^
So one of the words we will be using is بَيْتٌ baytun- a house. This is the indefinite form. The ت ta at the end of the word has a tanween/ -un sound. This is why most of you guys would hear an -un sound. Remember that this -un is not another word, it's a vowel on top of the ت ta.
The definite form is الْبَيْتُ albaytu- the house. Notice here that we have the prefix الْ al-. This means the. The end is also different. Instead of an -un sound, there is an -u sound. When الْ al- at the start of a word, the vowel on the last letter is always -u NEVER -un.
Never get these mixed up. I have and it's embarrassing.
As I said in my last post, I like to write at least 3 examples when I learn something new. I'll do 4: 2 for each. ^-^
A new house- بَيْتٌ جَدِيدٌ baytun jadiidun
The moon is beautiful- الْقَمَرُ جَمِيلٌ alqamaru jamiilun
The happy boy- الْوَلَدُ الْسَّعِيدُ alwaladu as-sa3eed
A girl is happy- بِنْتٌ سَعِيدَةٌ bintun sa3iidatun
There are some words, however, that do not make the الْ al- sound. For example, الْشَّمْسُ ash-shamsu the sun. We'll be looking into that tomorrow.
There are so many different websites and videos that can help you with learning articles. I can't recommend any as of now because there are SO many. I just can't filter through them like ZAP. Use what works best for you because everyone varies. But I would recommend two youtubers: LearnArabicwithMaha and Learn With Safaa.
Any questions, please ask. I'll be happy to answer.
Ask questions; don't make assumptions. Angela Ahrendts
Until next time......................................
Peace be upon all of you and have a great day/night. ^-^
ps. If you wanna learn Arabic language and facts, I'd recommend SASSYandsisters. posts. Here's the link to all of her posts: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31999313 ^-^
ps[again I know :o]. If there are any mistakes, feel free to correct them. Any suggestions for future posts, tell me and I'll write them down in my trusty notebook :)